THE SCAN SPORT – The atmosphere was relaxed on Tuesday evening at the French team’s training center with some festivities on the program for the newcomers.
If the appointment of Kylian Mbappé as captain could have given rise to some tension or jealousy, the atmosphere seemed to be fine on Tuesday evening in the ranks of the France team. At Clairefontaine where it is preparing for its match against the Netherlands on Friday and the qualifying campaign for Euro 2024, the selection celebrated the birthday of Antoine Griezmann.
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Candy pink hair, the Blues striker was treated to a big birthday cake and the singing of his compatriots. “Thank you very much, it’s always an honor to be here, to represent French football and France and to be able to share moments with you. Thank you, I see that the cake is getting better every year“, Explained the player who blew his 32 candles before presenting the three newcomers to the France team.
Brice Samba, Jean-Clair Todibo and Kephren Thuram, called for the first time at the Blues, have, as tradition dictates, pushed the song in front of their teammates. A hazing to which they complied, the son of Lilian Thuram even showing himself very comfortable. Standing on the table, bottle in hand as a microphone, the Nice defensive midfielder had a small effect by taking up a piece of rap, “10 12 14 Bureau” by Kalash Criminel. Jean-Clair Todibo chose a classic piece, “Pitbull” by Booba. Brice Samba had opened the ball on the piece of Ninho, “En chien”.
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